CLS is THE event of the year for leaders in Catholic education at the diocesan and network level! Join us to build relationships with your national peers and be part of the discussion around the big issues of the era. You will find ideas and support in critical areas that will help make you and your schools better! See you in Seattle!

NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit (CLS) and New Superintendents Academy (NSA)

Answering the Call, Leading the Way

NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit (CLS)
October 13 - 16, 2024

Superintendents (new and current), assistant and associate superintendents, executive directors, school network leaders and members of CHESCS, NNAC, CAAC and state Catholic Conferences will engage with each other and with session leaders to learn and share research best practices, resources and tools which will have a positive impact on your schools and communities and strengthen your shared mission.

New Superintendents Academy (NSA)
October 12 - 13, 2024

Beginning with an in-person engagement at CLS, the New Superintendents Academy brings together new superintendents and diocesan office leaders and extends the learning and collaboration for a year, underscoring the theme of Answering the Call, Leading the Way. This year-long experience of professional learning, mentorship and support for participant leaders is what makes this event truly valuable.  Participants will learn from a variety of Catholic school leaders in the areas of system-wide mission and Catholic identity, governance and leadership, academic excellence and operational vitality. Rooted in the NCEA National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS), the New Superintendents Academy provides collaboration among those called to the ministry of school system leadership.

Hotel and Venue Information

Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101

Check back for more information on how to book your hotel for CLS 2024!

Call for Speaker Proposals

We are excited to announce the Call for Proposals for NCEA Catholic Leadership Summit (CLS). We invite you to submit session proposals for CLS based on the theme, Answering the Call, Leading the Way. The proposal submission deadline is June 21, 2024.

Learn more about the CLS proposal process


Have questions or suggestions for CLS and/or the New Superintendents Academy? Please let us know!

Laura MacDonald
Director of Professional Learning

Karen Barreras
Director of Leadership Engagement

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